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Cadillac Ranch Cars

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Hidden : 8/18/2013
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK award!! August 4th 2014!!Image

Hidden at the world famous Cadillac Ranch in one of the cars!


Cache is hidden inside one of the 10 cars at Cadillac Ranch. Cache is the 2nd most western car. You will have to stand up inside car to locate the paper log. But dont worry the car is your whole log sheet for your creative desire! Just paint or write your name on this massive color changing log sheet. Be sure to bring some spray paint and tag your geo-cache name and upload pics with your log. Pics not required but I love to see the pics of this ever changing artwork. If you you can't make the grab just sign your geo name or some art work on the car mentioned and submit a pic. Have fun. IMPORTANT! These cars are in danger of being removed for good due to all the spray paint cans left in the farmers field. There is a dumpster right at the entrance/exit but for some reason most tourist just throw there cans on the ground with the rest of them. YOU GET SUPER BONUS KARMA POINTS if you upload a pic of you and a trashbag full of cans you collected to toss is dumpster. I will use those pics to send to the farmer to show that the Gecocachers are always helping to preserve this artistic Landmark. THANKS for your support! Cache in and Trash Out!

Cadillac Ranch is a public art installation and sculpture in Amarillo, Texas, U.S. It was created in 1974 by Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez and Doug Michels, who were a part of the art group Ant Farm, and it consists of what were (when originally installed during 1974) either older running used or junk Cadillac automobiles, representing a number of evolutions of the car line (most notably the birth and death of the defining feature of mid twentieth century Cadillacs; the tailfins) from 1949 to 1963, half-buried nose-first in the ground, at an angle corresponding to that of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.[1]

Cadillac Ranch is currently located at 35°11′14″N 101°59′13.4″W. It was originally located at 35°11′6.6″N 101°56′58.6″W in a wheat field, but in 1997 the installation was quietly moved by a local contractor two miles (three kilometers) to the west, to a cow pasture along Interstate 40, in order to place it farther from the limits of the growing city.[2] Both sites belonged to the local millionaire Stanley Marsh 3, the patron of the project.[3] Marsh was well known in the city for his longtime patronage of artistic endeavors including the "Cadillac Ranch", Floating Mesa, "Amarillo Ramp" a work of well known land artist Robert Smithson, and a series of fake traffic signs throughout the city known collectively as the "Dynamite Museum". As of 2013, Stanley Marsh 3 does not own the Cadillac Ranch.[4]

Cadillac Ranch is visible from the highway, and though it is located on private land, visiting it (by driving along a frontage road and entering the pasture by walking through an unlocked gate) is tacitly encouraged. In addition, writing graffiti on or otherwise spray-painting the vehicles is now encouraged, and the vehicles, which have long since lost their original colors, are wildly decorated. The cars are periodically repainted various colors (once white for the filming of a television commercial, another time pink in honor of Stanley's wife Wendy's birthday, and yet another time all 10 cars were painted flat black to mark the passing of Ant Farm artist Doug Michels or simply to provide a fresh canvas for future visitors. In 2012 they were painted rainbow colors to commemorate gay pride day. The cars were briefly "restored" to their original colors by the motel chain Hampton Inn in a public relations-sponsored series of Route 66 landmark restoration projects. The new paint jobs and even the plaque commemorating the project lasted less than 24 hours without fresh graffiti.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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